The American system of strategic planning is pluralistic, whereby statements of strategy are made at four levels: •High policy is established at the level of the President and modified or supported by Congress. •War planning, the general conceptual planning for war, originates with the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Hatttendorf, John B.
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Naval War College Review: Vol. 41
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